McDonald’s to face questioning over toxic workplace culture allegations
MPs on the Business and Trade Committee questions Alistair Macrow, the CEO of McDonald’s UK and Ireland, on an alleged toxic workplace culture, including claims of sexual harassment, at the company’s franchises following news reports in July.
The Committee also hears evidence from a McDonald’s franchise holder and union representatives from the TUC and the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union.
MPs are likely to ask Mr Macrow how McDonald’s is protecting employees at its franchises, and how it is working to restore workers’ faith in the company.
MPs may ask witnesses whether there have been improvements in McDonald’s working culture since the allegations were published, and whether the problems are unique to McDonald’s or affect other fast food franchise businesses.
Following the BBC’s July report, the then Chair of the Business and Trade Committee Darren Jones wrote to Mr Macrow, asking about how the company operates its franchise model.